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Period State of Maine Pure Spruce Gum

Discussion in 'Foods of the Civil War' started by donna, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. donna

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    This gum was first commercialized by John B. Curtis in 1848 in Bradford, Maine. John and his brother manufatured the gum on the top of a Franklin Stove. At first, sales were slow, but by 1849 had picked up. The flavor was not well-liked.

    In 1850, Curtis added paraffin gums to the product line. Some of the parafin flavors included: White Mountain, Biggest and Best, Four-in-Hand, Sugar Cream, and Licorice Lulu.

    They also expanded their Spruce Gum to include: American Flag, 200 Lump Spruce, Trunk Spruce, and Yankee Spruce.

    I have tried to find out if Spruce Gum is still sold today. There were several who commented they had seen it many years ago when they were young.

    Do any of you from Maine know if it can still be bought?

    From History of Spruce Gum, http://www.mpbn.net/homestom/p5srucegum.html
     

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